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in the national spotlight. joining me now is steve kornacki, host of up with steve kornacki. thanks for being here today. >> sure. glad to be here. >> he has covered new jersey politics as well as chris christie, he's a savant in this matter. that's why we have him here today. the the polls are giving him a clear lead. how important is it that chris christie win today but that he win big today? >> in terms of the party in new jersey, there's some question how big the win is for the republican party of new jersey. there's a question of legislative coattails. the democrats control state assembly in new jersey. could a big chris christie win carry in republicans, maybe give them control of one of those chambers? it seems unlikely it will happen. a lot has to do with the nature of the campaign chris christie has run. christie has not taken immense population in new jersey. not taken likelihood of a 20, 25-point within and said to voters not only do you need to re-elect me but a republican legislature. if i have a republican legislature i'll do x, y, z for you. what he's done is run a campaign that ack
chairman steve israel joins me live. thanks for joining me. >> thank you for having me on. >> i want to start on that point. congressional democrats had a lot of political momentum after the shutdown. it looked like terry mcauliffe was going to win by a fairly reasonable margin last night, but he really just eked out a win. a lot of people think if ken cuccinelli had had a few more days to hammer the president's rocky rollout of his health care website, that he could have won. so how concerned are you about the political liability of the health care law in the 2014 races? >> well, first of all, cuccinelli tried to make this a referendum on the affordable care act, continuing this obsession with repealing it and defunding it. he couldn't seal the deal. this was a referendum on whether you embrace the ted cruz, john boehner, ken cuccinelli approach to government, which is shut down, slow down, crisis, inflicting pain on the economy in order to achieve partisan objectives. democrats were able to run on that, and that did seal the deal. moderate voters do not embrace the ted cruz, john b
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